|How a Flexible Batch Application Can Save Costs|
|Presented at the WBF North American Conference, March 24–26, 2008, by|
|J. Gordon RoneyControl Systems Group Leadergroney@norus.jnj.comNoramco, Inc., 1440 Olympic Drive,Athens, GA 30601, USA|
|Andrew BlankenshipIntegration Engineerawb@innovativecontrols.comInnovative Controls, Inc.,624 Reliability Circle, Knoxville, TN 37932, USA|
This chapter is a case study of the implementation of batch-capable Equipment Modules (EMs) at an existing facility that manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) that can be used with or without a batch manager application.
In 2004, we started the process of expanding a recently installed process control system. We desired the ability ...